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1263 William Robertson's Amendment of October 3, 1837

State of Tennessee October Term of the
Hardeman County Circuit Court for said county
On this third day of October in / the year of our lord 1837 personally / appeared in open court of the circuit court / of Hardeman County aforesaid the said / William Robertson a resident of Said / County of Hardeman and State of Tennessee / aged about Seventy Seven years and six / months, who, being first duly sworn accord= / ing to law, doth on his oath make the / following amended declaration in order to / obtain the benefit of the provision / made by the act of congress passed June 7th / 1832. That a, to the Term of service of / Twelve months on the Indian frontiers / under Captain Thomas Price stated in his / declaration heretofore made he here will / make some additional statements namely / As this declarent now remembers the com= / pany commanded by Capt Thomas Price / consisted of fifty men who were raised / by voluntary enrollment or enlistment for / the term of Twelve months under the / Authority of a law or resolution of the

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Legislature of the / State of North Carolina the object of / this company was to guard the frontier / against the depredations of the Cherokee / Indians.– Felix Walker (since a member / of Congress from North Carolina) who is / now dead joined said company and served / under said Price five or six weeks as / declarent believes when said Walker was / elected clerk of a court and agreed with this / declarent that if he would go and join / said Captain Prices Company and serve / the residue of the year that he this de= / clarent should be entitled to pay for the / time the said Walker Served and this decla / =rent did go and serve out said time / as before stated. This declarent was in Service / the whole of the time for which he engaged / which lacked but a few weeks of a year / He feels pretty confident that the foregoing is / a correct statement of the nature of his / Service.– This applicant from age and the / great length of time which has elapsed / Cannot State the length of time in actual / Service or which he served in the other / tours in his former declaration more / explicitly than he has therein stated. The

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Service he performed under Captain Thomas / Price as before was befpre peace was made with / England, and he thinks in the year 1778 and / during the revolutionary war
Sworn to and Subscribed before me William Robertson
in Open Court Octo. 3rd 1837

ER Pilcher Clerk of the Circuit Court

State of Tennessee
Hardeman County
This day personally / appeared in open Court of the Circuit Court / of said County Christopher Bullard and / Joseph Bullard and who being duly sworn / according to law, state upon oath that they / have for many years past been well / acquainted with William Robertson the / above applicant and with his general char= / =acter and that from such acquaintance they / believe him entitled to full credit upon / oath in a court of Justice and elsewhere
Sworn to and Subscribed
Jo Bullard
before me Oct 3 1837

ER Pilcher Clerk of the Circuit Court

And said Court Does hereby declare to opinion / that this above named applicant is entitled to / full credit upon oath and that the court is of

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opinion that the above named applicant was / a Revolutionary Soldier and Served as he / States.

John Read Judge

10th Judicl. Circt. of the State of

Tennessee & now presiding in the 11th

I Edward R. Pilcher Clerk of the Circuit Court for / the County of Hardeman and State of Tennessee / Do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the / original proceedings of the said court in the / matter of the application of William Robertson / for a pension.

In testimony whereof I have / Hereunto set my hand and seal of / office. At Office the 5th day of / October A D 1837 and the 62d / year of American Independence.

ER Pilcher Clk Circuit Court

Source: National Archives of the United States, Revolutionary Pension File S4790. Also available at United States Veterans Administration, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files, Robertson, Joseph – Robertson, Zachariah, FHL microfilm 972062. Document images courtesy of Pat Schmitz.

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